Nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines, are diagonal indentations that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. These deepen over time as a natural result of aging. Filler injections are a popular cosmetic treatment that can effectively reduce the appearance of these folds – however, they provide only short-term results which last from 6 months to 2 years.
We have a solution to this. At our clinic, SkinOvation, which is located in Arden, NC, we specialize in Bellafill injections. Bellafill is a highly advanced, collagen-based filler that can reduce the appearance of smile lines for up to 5 years.
If smooth, firm, beautiful skin is your goal, we are here to support you every step of the way. Book a consultation with us today and experience compassionate, fully individualized care.
What Is Bellafill?
Bellafill is a long-lasting dermal filler developed by Suneva Medical, industry leaders in regenerative cosmetic therapy. It is FDA-approved for the treatment of nasolabial folds, as well as certain types of acne scars.
Bellafill injections are formulated with a combination of collagen gel and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microscopic beads, which provide the skin with structural support and stimulate collagen production over time. PMMA has been used safely for cosmetic and medical purposes for over 60 years.
Bellafill’s long-term collagen-boosting effects can effectively reduce the appearance of smile lines far longer than any other filler on the market. While most hyaluronic acid-based fillers last for 2 years at most, Bellafill fillers can provide effective results for up to 5 years.
Why Choose Us for Bellafill?
At SkinOvation, outstanding care is our number one priority. When we meet with you, we’re committed to taking the time to fully understand your needs and expectations, share our own observations, broaden your understanding of facial anatomy and explain every step of your treatment.
We aren’t just another skin clinic; we’re invested in building a long-lasting relationship with every one of our patients based on trust, open communication and quality results. Join us for your Bellafill treatment, and take advantage of the following benefits:
- Wendi Harper, our board-certified cofounder, has 8 years experience training other cosmetic care providers
- 12 years of cosmetic injection experience
- Specialized in Bellafill injections
- Dedicated, skilled staff committed to providing the highest standard of care
- Hundreds of satisfied customers
Who Is Bellafill For?
Bellafill is ideal for men and women 21 years or older who are looking to reduce the appearance of smile lines and achieve firmer, smoother facial skin. If you meet this description, you stand to obtain effective and long-lasting results from a Bellafill treatment.
Bellafill injections are contraindicated for some conditions. If you have a history of severe allergies to bovine collagen or lidocaine, you should not undergo Bellafill injections. If you are prone to bleeding disorders or raised (keloid) scarring, be sure to inform your care provider before undergoing treatment, as you may face an increased risk of side effects from these injections.
Before and After Photos
The patients in these photos may have undergone other treatments in addition to Bellafill injections. This photo gallery does not guarantee that everyone who receives Bellafill injections will obtain these or similar results.
After a Bellafill procedure, you may experience some temporary side effects. These typically include minor swelling, discomfort, bruising, small bumps, itching and skin discoloration around the injection site. These symptoms will resolve within 1–7 days.
You will notice an increase in skin volume immediately after your injection. Your skin’s smoothness and contour will continue to improve over the course of several weeks. Your procedure’s final results will be visible after 3 weeks.
Many patients will need only one Bellafill treatment to achieve satisfactory results. Once your results are fully evident, you can decide if you wish to undergo further treatments.
How Bellafill Works
When the Bellafill solution is injected, the collagen gel base immediately boosts the volume of the treated skin, enhancing firmness and smoothness.
Over time, this collagen will be absorbed by the body. However, the PMMA spheres will remain, helping to maintain the skin’s increased volume and firmness. They will also provide a supportive structure that encourages skin to produce more collagen on its own. This results in skin that stays smooth, firm and plump for years longer than any other commercially available dermal filler.
What to Expect From the Procedure
Once you are comfortably seated in our treatment room, one of our specialists will begin by inserting a needle just beneath your skin near the outer edge of your nasolabial folds, and will then inject a small amount of Bellafill. They will repeat this process, moving a little closer to your nose each time, until one side of your face has been fully treated; they will then continue on the other side.
Once both sides have been treated, the procedure will be complete. There is no downtime associated with Bellafill injections; you will be free to immediately resume your daily activities.
Book Your Consultation
If deep nasolabial folds are eroding your confidence and self-esteem, SkinOvation is here to bring you lasting results with no downtime and with unparalleled support. Schedule a consultation with us, and let us receive you in comfort, address all your concerns and provide you with the expert, attentive care you deserve.
How should I prepare my skin for a Bellafill treatment?
Prior to a Bellafill treatment, you will need to undergo an allergy test. This test will take place at the end of your consultation, and will involve a very small amount of the Bellafill solution injected into the skin on your arm.
Over the course of the following 4 weeks, you will be asked to monitor the skin around the injection site for signs of any allergic reaction. These would include tenderness, swelling, skin hardening, or rashes that last for more than 24 hours. You will also be asked to be alert to potential signs of systemic allergic reaction, such as joint or muscle pain.
If you are symptom-free over this period, you will be able to safely undergo Bellafill injections.
Are Bellafill injections painful?
Bellafill is formulated with a small amount of lidocaine, an anesthetic, which helps make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Injections typically cause only mild discomfort, and are well tolerated by most patients.
What are the risks of Bellafill fillers?
Bellafill fillers are low risk and very safe. Postmarket data has demonstrated that Bellafill fillers have an adverse effect rate of only 0.12%, which is comparable to that of most hyaluronic acid fillers on the market.
The allergy test that all patients must undergo prior to treatment further ensures that patients will not experience allergic reactions to Bellafill treatments.
Can Bellafill treat acne scars?
Bellafill injections are FDA-approved for treating certain types of acne scars. Its skin-plumping effects will effectively improve the appearance of facial skin that has developed textural irregularities due to widespread moderate-to-severe acne scarring. Bellafill is unlikely, however, to reduce the appearance of pigmented acne scars.
Bellafill injections used to treat acne scars provide slightly less long-lasting results than those used to treat nasolabial folds. Typically, results will last up to 12 months.